The Blues completed a £21million deal for the ex-Barcelona winger on Thursday after sensationally hijacking the player’s reported move to Old Trafford earlier in the week.
United chief executive Ed Woodward had reportedly flown out to Spain on Monday night to tie up a deal for the Spanish international, however, it’s understood that the move broke down due to Pedro’s reluctance to work under Louis van Gaal because of his tough management style [via Mirror Sport].
Ex-Red Devils striker Diego Forlan criticised the forward for his choice, but Murphy believes the 28-year-old has made the right decision in joining a team coached by Jose Mourinho:
“I’m not saying Louis van Gaal would have wasted money and sat him on the bench, but I bet he would have tweaked him and he would have had to play a certain way, the former Reds star said on talkSPORT.
“At Chelsea he knows he is going to be playing in a system that Barca play and he has got a manager that gives you a run in the team.”
“From a football perspective, Chelsea is a no-brainer,” Murphy added.
Pedro trained with his new teammates soon after putting-pen-to-paper on a long-term deal and could make his debut at the weekend as the Blues look for their first win of the new season against West Brom at the Hawthorns.
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